Just after midnight Friday, an officer from the Vero Beach Police Department responded to a "suspicious person" call.
When the policeman arrived to the residence, he observed a white male sitting outside on a chair outside the building, according to the arrest report released by the Indian River County Sheriff's Department.
The man, later identified as Scott A. Hock, had a scratch under his right eye, which was bleeding slightly, and red cuts across his face. He said his girlfriend had just beaten him up.
Hock, who refused medical attention, appeared to be under the influence of "drugs and/or alcohol and was slurring his words and swaying in the chair," as per the report.
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While talking to Hock, who is 6 foot 2 and 235 pounds, the officer heard a woman's voice from inside yell, "Please help me!"
"When I opened the door, I observed a hysterical white female, later identified as Maria McCackin, sitting on the couch."
A quick scan revealed the house was in disarray, with numerous liquor bottles and food strewn about as well as a broken flower pot and holes in the walls.
The victim, "visibly shaking and hysterically crying," stated that Hock, her live-in boyfriend, had beaten her in the face and held her on the ground by the neck. She said during the attack, her boyfriend made comments like, "I can hurt you so bad and no one will ever see a mark," and "No one can help you" and "No one will ever find you."
McCackin told the arresting officer that she decided to fight back while on the floor, and somehow managed to get Hock off of her and run to a neighbor's house.
The victim returned to the home where Hock was still raging because she forgot her phone, but he reportedly grabbed it away from her and then held her down against her will.
The victim had "visible injuries including scratches around her collarbones and lacerations to the inside of her mouth." She also had debris on her back consistent with the same material that was in the broken flower pot on the ground. She was transported to Indian River Medical Center; her condition is unknown.
Hock, who was cleared by EMS at the scene, was placed under arrest for domestic violence (battery). The Cleveland native, 38, remains behind bars at Indian River County Jail on $500 bond.